The residence calculator helps you estimate the number of days you have lived in Australia. Use the results from the residence calculator as a guide only.
Assessment of your residential eligibility will be based on the data we hold within departmental systems at lodgement of application.
The residence calculator does not automatically transfer any information you enter below into your citizenship application. You will need to enter this information into your ImmiAccount at the time of lodging your application.
How to use the calculator
To use the residence calculator, you need to enter exact dates of:
- your permanent residence
- your lawful residence
- your intended lodgement
- your travel in and out of Australia in the last 4 years
Permanent residence date
You need to know the date your permanent residency started. The date depends on if you were in or outside Australia when we granted you a permanent residence visa:
- if you were in Australia, your permanent residence date is the date we issued that visa
- if you were outside Australia, your permanent residence date is the date you first arrived in Australia on that visa
Lawful residence date
You need to know the date your 'lawful residence' started, that is, you first started living in Australia on a valid visa.
For example, you might have arrived in Australia on 1 June 2012 holding a temporary visa. Then on 4 September 2016, we granted you a permanent visa. So, your lawful residence date is 1 June 2012 and your permanent residence date is 4 September 2016.
Intended lodgement date
Your intended lodgement date is the date you plan to lodge your application for Australian citizenship.
Absences from Australia
You need to know the dates you travelled in and out of Australia in the last 4 years. Select 'Add details' to enter those dates in the residence calculator.
If you plan to travel before lodging your application, include those future dates as well.